Even the picture looks like it....."chicken" fried steak. It was SO good. Chicken style seiten topped with a cheeze gravy...mmmmmm! This is my second attempt at seiten--the first try was so spongy that I almost wasn't going to try again. But, wow, this time it was great. I made a bread crumb coating and fried the "steaks" up. I think we made about 10 steaks and they all got eaten AND I got compliments, not just placates..wooohooooo! The seiten recipe is from veganforum.com and the sauce is a general vegan cheeze sauce recipe using rice milk and nutritional yeast.
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
I think the bean salad recipe is from Vegan Family Favorites, but I can't remember for sure. Everyone ate 'em up tonight, but I think I need to add something to it. Maybe some dijon mustard or avocado or something along those lines. We used mini-pitas, next time though I think I'll stick with the normal size ones.
We also finished up the salad we've been eating all week. Because of the spinach scare, we've been trying some different types of greens in the salad. This time it was dandelion greens. Um, well, they were different. They tasted like, well, grass...lol. Kinda bitter too. I don't know if we'll be eating those again. :)
I have also been trying homemade salad dressings all week. I love, love, love, the agave nectar-avocado-mustard dressing, which was actually a combination of a few recipes. I haven't liked any of the oil dressings though. I think I'll make them all again, without the oil and see what happens. (Maybe add a small amount so the dressing will stick to the salad, but not the amounts called for in the various recipes.)
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Ok, so you might think me ignorant or a bit silly, but until this summer the idea of having fruit trees that I could just go pick my fruit off of seemed like a foreign concept. We thought we had an apple tree and a plum tree in our back yard, and we certainly have a plum tree....we have been eating them for weeks now. The "apple" tree is yet to be determined since the squirrels took every last thing off the tree. (Which leads me to believe its a chestnut tree.)
Here is a pic of our plums, along with a pear from a neighborhood tree and some apples from the store.
Red has become quite the picky eater these days. It is getting very difficult to feed her. Last night, I made some tofu nuggets. I though it was going to be a success, but after the first one she quit eating them. The adults liked them though! Dilly Pickles also got his first taste of tofu, in the form of tofu cubes, which he rather enjoyed.